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of desolation standing in the holy place; the Roman army besieging Jerusalem ; p. 27. Then the Chriftians to fly into the mountains ; p. 28. Their flight must be sudden and hasty ; p. 28, 29. Woe unto

them that are with child and that give fuck in those - dãys, exemplified particularly in the story of a noble woman, who killed and eat her own sucking child ;. p. 29, 30. To pray that their flight be not in the winter, neither on the fabbath day; p. 30, 31. Providentially ordered that there were such favorable opportunities of escaping, before the city was closely besieged; p. 31, 32. The great calamities and miseries of the Jewish nation in those days; p. 33, 34, None of the Jews would have escaped destruction, had not the days been thortened for the sake of the Christian Jews; p. 34-36. A more particular cau, tion against false Christs and false prophets about the time of the fiege and destruction of Jerusalem; p. 36. Their pretending to work miracles ; ibid. Their conducting their followers into the desert, or into the secret chambers; p. 37-40. But the coming of Christ will not be in this or that particular place, he will be taking vengeance of the Jews every where; p. 40, 41. Some consideration's upon the conduct of these false Christs and false prophets; p. 41, &c. It may reasonably be inferred from hence, that there hath been a true prophet, a true Chrift; p. 41. The Messiah particularly expected about the time of our Saviour; p. 42, 43. The Messiah to work miracles ; p. 43. Jesus alone hath performed the miracles, which the. Melliah was to perform ; p. 43, 44. The difference between the conduct and success of these deceivers and of Jesus Chrift; p. 44, 45. The force of superstition and enthusiasm in their deluding such numbers ; p. 45, 46. All are not to be credited, who pretend to work miracles; p. 46. How we are to judge of miracles ;- p. 46, 47. What we are to think of the Pagan; ibid. And what of the Popish miracles; p. 47–50.

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p. 50–70. The final destruction of Jerusalem foretold in very figu

rative language; p. 50. The like figures used by the ancient prophets; p. 50, 51. The fame figurative stile in the following verses ; p. 51, 52.' Dr. Warburton's account of this figurative language; p. 53, 54. The number of those who fell by the edge of the sword; p. 54, 55. An account of those who were led away captive into all nations ; p. 55–57. Jerufalem trodden down of the Gentiles; p. 57. A deduction of the history of Jerusalem from the destruction by Titus to the present time; p. 57-69. Its ruined and defolate state under Vespasian and Titus; p. 57, 58. Rebuilt by Adrian,' and the Jews rebellion thereupon, and final dispersion ; p. 58, 59. Repaired by Conftantine, and adorned with many stately edifices and churches, with a farther dispersion of the Jews; p. 60. Julian's purpose to settle the Jews, and his attempt to rebuild the temple niiraculously defeated; p. 60-62. State of Jerusalem under the lucceeding. emperors; p. 62-64. Taken and plundered by the. Persians ; p. 63. Surrendered to the Saracens; p. 63, 64. Paffes from the Saracens to the Turks of the Selzuccian race, and from the Turks to the Egyptians; p. 64. Taken from the Egyptians by the Franks or Latin Christians; p. 65. Recovered by the sultan's of Egypt; p. 65, 66. Comes under the dominion of the Mamalucs ; p. 67. Annexed to the dominions of the Turks of the Othman race, in whose hands it is at present; p. 68, 69. Likely to remain in fubjection to the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fullilled; p. 69. What the fulfilling of the times of the Gentiles; p. 69, 70.


The same subject continued.

Part IV.

p. 70-81. From the signs our Saviour proceeds to treat con

cerning the time of the destruction of Jerusalem; p. 70-72. He affirms that it would be in the present generation; p. 71. Some then living would behold and fuffer these calamities; p. 72. But still the exact time unknown to all creatures; p. 72, 73. According to St. Mark unknown to the Son; p. 74. The genuinness of that text vindicated, and the sense explained; p. 74, 75. The destruction of Jerusalem typical of the end of the world; p. 75, 76. Reflections upon the whole; p. 76, &c. The exact completion of these prophecies a strong proof of revelation ; p. 76, 77. The prophecies plain and easy, taken from Mofes and Daniel, but improved and inlarged; p. 77, 78. Vefpafian and Titus wonderfully raised up and preserved for the completion of thele prophecies, and Josephus for the illustration of their completion; p. 78, 79. The great use and ad. vantage of his history in this respect; p. 79, 80. The cause of these heavy judgments on the Jews, their crucifying of Jesus; p. 80. Some correfpondence between their crime and their punishment; p. 80, 81. Application to us Chrifiians ; p. 81, 82..


St. Paul's prophesy of the man of fin.


p. 89-121. St. Paul's and St. John's prophecies copied from Daniel with some improvements; p. 82, 83. Two moft


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memorable prophecies of St. Paul, the first of the

man of fin; p. 83. I. The fenfe and meaning of

the paffage; p. 83, 81. The coming of Christ in

this place, and the day of Christ, not meant of the

destruction of Jerusalem, but of the end of the world ;

p. 84-86. Other memorable events to take place

before; p. 86. What the apostacy; ibid. Who

the man of fin; p. 87, 88. His exalting himself;

p. 88. His fitting in the temple of God; p. 88, 89.

These things communicated before to the Thessalo-

nians; p. 89, 90. What hindered the revelation of
the man of fin; p. 90, 91. His destruction foretold
before his other qualifications; p. 91. His other
qualifications described; ibid. ÍI. This prophecy
ftrangely mistaken and misapplied by foine famous
commentators; p. 91–103. Grotius's application

of it to Caligula and Simon Magus, refuted; p. 92.

-94. Hammond's application of it to Simon Ma

gus and the Gnoftics, refuted; p. 94-96. Le

Clerc's application of it to the rebellious Jews and

Simon the son of Gioras, refuted; p. 96, 97. Whit-

by's applications of it to the Jewishi nation with their

high-priest and Sanhedrim, refuted; p. 97-99.

Wetftein's application of it to Titus and the Flavian
family, refuted; p. 99-101. They bid fairer for
the true interpretation, who apply iť to events after
the destruction of Jerusalem ; p. 101. Application
of it to Mohammed, refuted ; ibid. Application of

-it to the Reformation, refuted; p. 102. Application

to the future Antichrist of the papists, refuted; p.

102, 103. 111. The true application of this pro-

phecy; p. 103, &c. The apoftafy charged upon the

church of Rome; p. 103, 104. The pope thown to

be the man of fin; p. 104-106. Ilow these things

caine to be mentioned in an epistle to the Theffalo-

nians rather than to the Romans; p. 106, 107. The

feeds of popery sown in the apostle's time; p. 107,

108.. The empire of the man of fin raised on the

ruins of the Roman empire; p. 108. Machiarel

cited to thow how this was effected; p. 108–110.


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